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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reuters: Bin Laden driver headed for trial at Guantanamo


I thought this was a particularly nice Kafka-esque touch:

Hamdan's attorneys had argued that a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month gave Guantanamo prisoners -- about 265 at the moment, many of them held for years without being charged -- fundamental constitutional rights.

But U.S. District Judge James Robertson backed the government's argument that a 2006 law supported by U.S. President George W. Bush allows such challenges only after a trial.

Shorter Bush "Justice" Department:

So they don't have any rights unless we try them, which we're not going to do, so they don't have any rights despite what the Supreme Court said. We got some bought-and-paid-for GOP judge to rule in our favor, so that overrides the highest court in the land.

I swear, the Bush Administration becomes more of an affront to logic, reason, and human decency every single day. But this one takes the cake.

Next up, the trial of Osama's barber. And I understand the CIA is busily waterboarding a confession from a guy who once delivered a pizza to Osama. Anything to distract from the fact that Osama himself is still missing in action, despite it being almost seven fucking years since 9/11. Who does Bush think he's kidding?


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